Students can take this course in the classroom and receive a QQI Level 6 Business Planning Award or take this course online and receive a Diploma in Business Planning from City Colleges.
The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to carry out a detailed investigation of a proposed idea and assess its viability and potential in setting up a business, working independently or within a supervisory capacity
Learners will be able to
1 Evaluate the market opportunity for a new idea in terms of market size, market segments, customer behaviour and potential target markets
2 Apply the marketing concept and market segmentation strategies to a specific business and marketing plan
3 Apply financial planning techniques with particular reference to sources and uses of funds, cash flow and the layout of financial statements to a specific business and marketing plan
4 Recognise the importance of adopting effective marketing, quality control and customer service policies
5 Identify the key process for successfully marketing a product or service
6 Develop an awareness of the importance of personnel planning and facilities management
7 Evaluate the role and function of professional bodies/agencies within a relevant business domain
8 Apply business management theory to a practical scenario in the development of a viable business plan
9 Demonstrate a range of good communication skills to enable professional presentation of a business plan and associated proposals
10 Utilise key terminology associated with the business and marketing plan in order to generate a business and marketing plan. The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to carry out a detailed investigation of a proposed idea and assess its viability and potential in setting up a business, working independently or within a supervisory capacity
Students must attend at least 80% of classes to graduate with either the Diploma or Certificate of Attendance unless a serious and verifiable reason for further absence is provided.
If completing the course online, attendance and participation is tracked through Moodle.
A pass grade on the written assignment will be required for awarding of the Diploma.
Classroom – QQI Level 6 in Business Planning
Skills Demonstration 30%
Online – Diploma in Business Planning
A Written Assignment of 2,500 words.
Why City Colleges?
- Courses for students who are passionate about their subject, delivered by leaders in their field.
- Live lectures which are also streamed live on Moodle and recorded for review
- City centre location in South Great George’s Street, convenient for bus, LUAS, DART
- Southside Dublin location in Dundrum
- Study rooms and library in our City Centre location
- Limited class size